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Hollywood Hauntings Walk of Fame Tour
"Spend 2.5 hours with on a 1-mile walking ghost tour on the Walk of Fame. You will start at the Hollywood/Vine Metro Plaza where you will get an introduction of what to expect on the tour and a bit of Hollywood history. This is your second longest visit a as well as your opportunity (if you're over 21 years) to step inside for a drink with the dead but just before you will be given a demonstration of how to use the ghost hunting equipment and guests will perform a mini-investigation on the spot. Just enough experience to start you on your journey of Ghostbusting."""Dare to brave the Boulevard of Broken Dreams as you join Hollywood’s Spirit Guides on a 2.5 hour stroll down the Walk of Fame learning about the rich history and ghostly sightings inside the properties. You’ll learn about the paranormal world as well as htitle=Highlights&1=Explore+the+haunted+history+of+Hollywood+during+this+spooky+walking+tour&2=Commune+with+Hollywood%27s+ghosts+during+explorations+of+its+vacant+theaters%2C+haunted+bars+and+famous+landmarks&3=Learn+the+infamous+ghost+story+of+the+Hollywo""
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Best of Hollywood Helicopter Tour
"Your helicopter flight departs from Compton Woodley Airport. You can choose to drive to the heliport yourself or enjoy round-trip transport from your Los Angeles or Hollywood hotel.Hollywood StripGet amazing views of Hollywood and the massive USC and Paramount Pictures and continue over glitzy Hollywood Boulevard and the Dolby Theatre the Capitol Records Building the Staples Center and the Nokia Center. Fly over the Griffith Park Observatory and pass right in front of the Hollywood Sign for an up-close view of this world-famous icon.Los Angeles Coastal CitiesAdmire the LA area's beautiful coastal citie beaches harbors
From $189.00
 
Best of Hollywood Food Tour
"Meet your group at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Enter the hotel from the Hollywood Boulevard entrance and meet inside the lobby near the fountain. Come hungry to Hollywood and Highland where your small group of no more than 7 begins its combination walking and driving sightseeing and culinary tour. Home to TCL Chinese Theater and Dolby Theater—host to the Academy Awards—this intersection is sure to dazzle with its star power. Othe a local landmark since 1956. While taking in Hollywood’s top sights sample some of Southern California’s best bites from famous restaurants and neighborhood haunts. Continue to nosh in the Melrose area where your guide leads you through Hollywood’s trendiest stores and the restaurants where local shopping addicts refuel. As your guide engages you with interactive and entertaining commentary make your way down the legendary Sunset Strip. An essential piece of rock ‘n’ roll history the Strip houses famed rock clubs such as the Viper Room and Whisky a Go Go
From $99.00

Universal Studios Tips (3)

Great Family fun

Last visited: August, 2010
Times visited: 1
Highlight: Waterworld show
I recommend Universal Studios for families with young teens and below.

Due to word of mouth from back home we had high expectations entering the gates of Universal Studios. Those expectations were not met. Universal Studios is more of a regular themepark with movie theme. The place is crowded with different 3 and 4D attractions and different shows such as waterworld or Terminator 2.

The world-wide known "studio tour" where you hop on a train too experience an earthquake in San Francisco or the flooding in a mexican village is also quite overrated. It´s an ok ride. You also get too see some famous movie sets such as the Shark, Psycho, War of the worlds and Wysteria lane (to my girlfriend´s delight).

Universal Studios was kind of a let down for me since it was more of a themepark than the studio tour I hade somehow expected. It´s great for kids, but for movie fanatics that want to go behind the scenes there are better options.

However, I guess Universal is the type of thing you just gotta go and see when in Hollywood regardless of it beeing a touristrap.

Two thumbs up
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- Great for kids

Unique Suggestions When in Universal you should start out with the tour and also try too see as many shows as you can. I really liked the Waterworld show, however the others didn´t quite make the same impact on me.

Fun Alternatives For the movie fanatics I would truly recommend the Warner bros VIP tour or even the deluxe tour. On Warner bros you really get to go behind the scenes and see real movie sets up close.
Warner bros might be boring for the younger ones though.

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veliaze
Dec 27, 2010

If you ask me, this whole...

If you ask me, this whole place is a tourist trap (EXCLUDING Universal Studios, of course.... haha...)....!!! Yes, and it's definitely OVER-rated.

Moral of the story: DON'T believe everything you see in the movies/ TV....

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Krystynn
Sep 12, 2002

The whole theme park Universal...

The whole theme park Universal Studions is a BIG tourist trap all by itself. But it's worth a visit anyway.
I can say that waiting in the queue to the E.T. ride it wasn't wourth the time.

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sharkie
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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